Where to Stay and Eat
Gambier, Mount Vernon, and the surrounding communities in central Ohio offer a range of lodging and dining choices convenient to Kenyon. The College operates the Kenyon Inn , right on campus. A block away is the charming Gambier House , one of several bed-and-breakfast inns in the area. A ten-minute drive brings you to Mount Vernon, with many more lodging options.
The culinary-conversational crossroads of Gambier is the Middle Ground café, where just about everybody stops for coffee, a chat with friends, soothing soups (try the apple-butternut squash bisque), creative wraps, and salads featuring local organic produce. Also popular are the Village Inn , with its comfortable front-room booths and gleaming bar, and the Kenyon Inn, for more elegant, intimate outings. In Mount Vernon , you can find everything from the retro Southside Diner to the bustling Hunan Garden, where Kenyonites satisfy their cravings for Chinese food. Casual, formal, ethnic, eclectic, traditional, experimental, sit-down, drive-through, and of course all the usual variations on pizza and burger: all are available within an easy drive of campus.
A tip: for visits during busy times like Family Weekend and Commencement, plan ahead and make reservations.